Our Dogs

Our sweet Delilah and Keeper have passed away. McKenna, Onyx, and Allison are in wonderful retirement homes.


Mike with Keeper and Melody April 2012

                                            Bridgit pups share Carinas stick 4 4 15



Kenna finishing her championship. Kenna is now retired and living on a ranch in New Mexico.

Baby Kenna




3 15 15 Carina, Layla, & Allison









This is Bridgit, photo by Lynn Butler.



Bridgit finishing her championship at 15 months

 Our beautiful Ch Milas Madam Butterfly was bred by Lynn Butler - Milas Collies. Bridgit is a dream come true. She is a sweet, happy, beautiful collie. She is a daughter of Ch Overland Allstar, out of Ch Milas Latin Diva. Bridgit is a double Macho granddaughter.  She seems to know how pretty she is- being a little bit of a diva. She is our alpha girl- full of self confidence, and utterly charming.




Bridgit and Melly taking it easy.



This is our smooth champion Melody!


Melly front 12 05 2014

Ch Cherann’s Tairis  So Melodramatic is our little powerhouse smooth girl bred by Cheryl Kobularcik. We co-own Melody with Cheryl. Melody is special in all kinds of ways.  She is elegant, very sound, and is  quite a character.  Her name is right on.  She should get an Academy Award for some of her performances. Her unique personality has endeared her to our whole family.



Onyx face-photo by Glasgowhill


Onyx, photo by Sandra Hamilton
 Glasgowhill’s Midnight Onyx is our beautiful, normal eyed, Canadian tri girl purchased from Sandra Hamilton. Onyx is now living like a queen in a retirement home.
Allison 11/18/14


Allison 12 28 14
Allison- aka- Milas Tairis Touch
Allison is a pretty girl from Bridgit’s first litter sired by the Macho son- Ch Cherann’s No Stranger To Luv. Allison was born here at Tairis Collies.   We took Allison to a couple of shows in January. She didn’t care for the show scene much. We took her to a weekend of the less formal International shows held in Fort Worth in 2015 and Allison got her International championship– including a reserve Best In Show. Allison is now in a wonderful retirement home.

Layla sit 01 05 2015


Layla by Melody 3 15 15

Layla- aka Cherann’s N Tairis Share The Luv- our pretty yearling girl, was bred by Cheryl Kobularcik and Susan Joslin. Her dam is Susan’s beautiful Ch Alcor With A Twist, and her sire is Ch Cherann’s No Stranger To Luv. She is co-owned by me and Cheryl.  We are crazy about this sweet, elegant girl. Layla is currently living with Cheryl, her breeder/co-owner in Missouri to grow coat and go to some shows.

Carina Dec 2014


Carina with Camron Jan 2015

Carina- aka- Tairis A Cara Bonita

Carina is our big bouncing girl born here at Tairis Collies from the Fabulous Ms. Flurry. We leased Flurry (aka – Ch St Roch Moonlight Serenade) and bred her to Bridgit’s son- Ch. Avalar Tairis Autumn Gold. We kept Carina from the litter of five, co-bred with Flurry’s owner Nick Moyers. Carina has taken awhile to mature, but we think she is outstanding. She is currently co-owned and living with Cheryl Kobularcik in Missouri.

Poppy 5 16 2015


Poppy at Austin CC Feb 2016

Poppy gets her CHAMPIONSHIP 10 15 16 !


Poppy is our pick puppy from Bridgit’s litter sired by Gr Ch Aurealis Endeavor. It was a beautiful litter and Poppy is a very promising girl! She has a great temperament like her littermates, her sire and dam.  I think we got many of the nice qualities I hoped for in this breeding. Poppy is a fun girl! The call name Poppy is from a cute female character that can kick butt on the League of Legends computer game.

We were thrilled to be able to co-own this handsome male from Monarch Collies. Castle is a substantial boy with a happy personality, an abundant coat,  beautiful type and excellent movement. Castle’s sire is Ch Milas Aurealis Latin Samba- who has sired some great beauties including champion producers and multiple specialty winners–Gr Ch Aurealis i Am Whimsical ( CCA BOS 2016), Silver Gr Ch Aurealis Endeavor, and Ch Aurealis Cold Play.
Castle’s Dam – Ch Monarch Clarion Goddess of the Rainbow- is also a gorgeous girl -a specialty BOB winner, and Collie Club of America AOM winner. With his pedigree of beautiful Milas and Clarion ancestors– we expect Castle to sire some outstanding puppies himself. He is soon to be a proven sire, as our girl, Onyx, is expecting puppies by Castle in May 2016. We expect to have a lot of fun with Castle. He’s a big clown. We plan to show him selectively, and get his grand championship in 2017.
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Castle 3 25 16

Castle FW 3 27 2016

Castle with Jamie 3 26 16

4 -3 - 2016 Castle and Robin in BB

Castle in bluebonnets April 2016

Pedigree of Ch Monarch Cornerstone (Castle)

Ch Milas Aurealis Latin Samba
SireCh Milas Absolute Latin  Sire Ch Windhaven Stranger In Paradise ROM Sire  Br Ch Windhaven Is Old Fashioned Way
Dam   Br Ch Windhaven Unchain My Heart
Milas Scarborough First Seen
Sire  \HiCrest Infinity
Scarborough Etched in Lace
Ch Milas Latin Dancer
Ch Windhaven Stranger In Paradise ROM
Sire Ch Southland’s Bowen Island ROM
Dam  Barksdale Body Double
Lakewind’s Dancestep of Milas
Sire  Ch Gambit’s Hurricane A Brew’N
Dam  Lakewind’s Riverdance
Ch Monarch Clarion Goddess of the Rainbow
Ch Barksdale Lochlaren Liaison  ROM
Ch Southland’s Bowen Island  ROM
Ch Southland’s Confederate Grey
Dam Ch Southland’s Glorious Rebel
Barksdale Body Double
Ch Twin City Secret Ambition
Ch Shenstone Sympatico
Ch Clarion Scintillation
SireGr Ch Clarion Excalibur Sire
Clarion Allenclaud Alliance
Shannon Valley Leather ‘n Lace
Clarion Singular Sensation
Ch Lakewind’s Shot in the Dark
Clarion Dreamscape
We were very fortunate to get the opportunity to co-own a lovely daughter of Gr Ch Aurealis Coldplay from Milas Collies with Nancy Weber. Merci is a very sweet girl with a beautiful profile similar to her sire. We hope Merci will have her first litter in 2018.  

Merci 4 22 2017

Merci 11 05 2016

When I heard my friend Cheryl was breeding her awesome girl, Tessa, to the breathtaking Ch Wyndlair Cherokee Exclamation, I said I would love to get a puppy from that breeding.  We were able to get a pretty sable girl we call Tracer from that litter on co-ownership with Cheryl. Tracer has the head qualities I was looking for and is a very sweet girl. She isn’t sure she likes dog shows, but that may come later. The name Tracer comes from a time traveling super girl character on the League of Legends computer game.

Tracer profile

Tracer 5 14 17 Denton


Last but not least, we have the puppies from the Poppy/Samson litter born Dec. 27, 2016.  This was a special litter and we just had to keep some of the puppies. We chose to hang onto our bright, white factored, pure for sable boy, Patton, and his tri factored, white factored sable sister, Willa. We are also co-owning another sable girl, Maxi, with Lea Bertsch.  Patton and Maxi are already pointed. Willa hasn’t had a chance to go to any shows yet, but I believe she will do well too. I’m really happy with the quality that came through in this litter.

Patton at Nolan River 1/ 7/ 2018

Patton 9 17 17

Willa 9 17 2017


Willa 3 31 17

10 weeks Maxi

Patton standing 3 31 17

1/ 21/2017, L to R Harper, Patton, Willa, Audie, and Maxi behind


 I love these special collies, and feel so blessed to have these wonderful dogs in our lives.     

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